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Old 07-14-2021, 12:57 PM
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Thank you. I have gotten so much good feed back. So glad I found this forum.
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Old 07-14-2021, 01:14 PM
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yes, light weight paper is best. tissue paper is fine too. i have some tracing paper I sometimes use.
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Old 07-14-2021, 02:06 PM
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When I made a t shirt quilt I had to stabilize the knit with a backing of light-weight interfacing first to stop it from growing under the needle and stretching while quilting it. I just ironed it on with an up and down motion so it would not stretch and then I made the quilt with no problems at all. I will say this, I will never make another one. It came out wonderful, but, I did not enjoy the process at all. Make sure you use a denim needle to quilt it with, it becomes a little thick to needle through.
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Old 07-15-2021, 03:44 AM
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Old 07-15-2021, 06:12 AM
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Good suggestions all -- one word of warning about tissue paper, make sure it doesn't have any sort of plasticized coating or glaze. That can definitely change how tear-able it is from great to terrible!
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Old 07-15-2021, 06:27 AM
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Welcome to the Board. I made 2 T-shirt quilts and I use non-woven iron-on interfacing. It worked very well and the quilts went together easily. You will really enjoy this board just as I have.
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Old 07-16-2021, 04:35 PM
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Old 07-24-2021, 01:31 PM
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Thank you Ladies for all your help. The paper worked. My first row is finally done. I think it's goinba be smooth sailing. 😏
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Old 07-24-2021, 03:13 PM
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Welcome from Round Rock TX! No matter the issue, there is always someone here to help. Great forum to be a part of!

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Old 07-25-2021, 02:33 AM
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I am just starting this journey into quilting and so far am enjoying the collection of supplies-fabrics, threads, bobbins, etc! LOL
I do have a question- what weight thread does everyone use for the bobbin-also, polyester or cotton? Thank you-hoping to learn a bunch of great info from this forum!
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